SD LABS SURFACE COATINGS

HOW IT WORKS

SD Labs™ surface coating products kill and continuously control dangerous bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold through a physical mode of action that neutralizes microbes that come in contact with the product’s coating. The positive ionic charge in the active ingredient attracts microbes to the coating and physically ruptures their membranes. The active ingredient is stabilized with surface tension releasers and other ingredients allowing the product to be applied to almost any surface. The unique chemistry offers an industry-leading level of performance for long term efficacy and durability. SD ST and ST Pro are registered or approved as long lasting disinfectants in multiple international markets.

Where most commercial cleaners are primarily effective only when wet, SD Labs’ surface coating products form a durable coating that control odor causing and surface damaging microorganisms for extended periods of time. 

Because the products bond  at the molecular level, they are not readily degraded by routine cleaning or disinfecting processes when using non-abrasive products and tools. Our coatings have been demonstrated to neutralize or significantly reduce the levels of surface damaging and odor-causing microbes on the coating for up to twelve months or longer with a single application.

Technology

SD Labs ™ surface coating products represent a revolutionary solution that use a proprietary silane-based active ingredient proven to be effective in killing and continuously controlling a wide array of bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold for months to years. When properly applied, SD Labs™ coatings products bond  at the molecular level for extended periods of time and work around the click to kill germs. 

SD Pro applications are performed by factory certified technicians using our proprietary electrostatic spray technology. Through this process, we assure that all areas are covered with the appropriate amount of product to ensure long-lasting efficacy. Due to the unique chemistry of the product, surface penetration and adherence to a substrate are optimized and have been engineered to withstand greater levels of wear and tear when compared to other products in the market. Proper surface cleaning and disinfecting should always be provided prior to the application of our coatings and throughout their life. Contact your country distributor to learn more about our commercial services for governments, hospitals, airlines, schools, businesses and homes.

Safe, Green and Easy To Use

SD Labs ™ surface coating products are, non-flammable, non-corrosive, and have very low toxicity.

SD Labs ™ products can help to reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful cleaning chemicals and disinfectants. Unlike chemical bases cleaners, disinfectants, and metal or triclosan-based treatments, SD Labs™ proprietary silane surface coating chemistry is non-leaching, non-sacrificial and cannot be absorbed through the skin when dried. In sacrificial technologies, the active chemical agents lose part of their molecular structure in the destruction of targeted organisms, sometimes releasing harmful byproducts into the environment and into our bodies. In the case of non-sacrificial technologies (such as silanes), the process does not require the active ingredient to be compromised and leaching does not occur. And because the target organism does not metabolize SD Labs ™ coating products, microbes are unlikely to develop resistance compared to other products with different modes of action. The “always on” activity of SD Lab’s coatings can lead to less frequent and easier surface cleaning and disinfecting saving you both time and money. It is important to note that the coating must be wiped or cleaned to prevent dirt of other debris from creating a layer on top of the product coating which will impede the ability of microorganisms to contact the coating.

Comparative Analysis

SD Labs ™ Silane-based Silver-based Triclosan-based
Mode of action
Physically ruptures cell membrane
Releases ionic free radicals that react with cell DNA and disrupt critical life processes in the cell.
Releases bischlorinated phenol (PCB) for consumption or cellular absorption causing lethal mutations in the cell.
Durability
Semi-Permanent to Permanent
Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.
Embedded in or on fiber binder or coating.
Cost
Economical
Expensive
Moderate
Adaptive organisms
Does not promote adaptive organisms
Can create adaptive zones.
Can create adaptive zones.
In-plant safety/handling
Mild eye irritation
Harmful if inhaled, harmful if absorbed through skin, moderate eye irritation.
Moderate eye irritation, harmful if absorbed through skin, avoid contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Do not breathe dust